Gosport

4505
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.12.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1.1739/40BWAS-1714
Launched20.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorEdward SnelgroveBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up16.6.1768BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet30.7943 
Breadth35' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet10.6775 
Depth in Hold14' 7"Imperial Feet4.3117 
Burthen691 1794Tons BM 

Armament


20.2.1740/41Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1740/41 - 6.1742CaptainWilliam Ellis (d.1742)† ADM 6/15/382BWAS-171426.5.1744 - 6.7.1744CaptainWilliam Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/16/311BWAS-17147.7.1744 - 6.11.1744CaptainAshby Utting (d.1745/46) ADM 6/16/355ADM 6/1616.11.1744 - 8.2.1747/48CaptainPatrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/16/375BWAS-17146.4.1751 - 1.2.1751/52CaptainThomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 6/17/545BWAS-171429.8.1754 - 5.3.1760CaptainRichard Edwards (1715-1795) ADM 6/18/109BWAS-171425.4.1760 - 13.10.1760CaptainJohn Eliot (1742-1769) ADM 6/19/160BWAS-171413.10.1760 - 11.3.1763CaptainJohn Jervis (1734/35-1823) ADM 6/19/203BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1740/41 - 31.8.1741First LieutenantFrancis Colepepper ADM 6/15/385ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 31.8.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Watkinson ADM 6/15/388ADM 6/151.9.1741 - 27.12.1743Second LieutenantWilliam Watkinson ADM 6/15/447ADM 6/1530.6.1744 - 27.10.1746First LieutenantSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 6/16/331ADM 6/1615.4.1745 - 21.7.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Puddicombe ADM 6/17/318
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.2.1747/48
ADM 6/17
21.7.1746 - 27.10.1746Second LieutenantJames Puddicombe ADM 6/17/318
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.2.1747/48
ADM 6/17
21.7.1746 - 27.10.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Jocelyn (d.c.1806) ADM 6/17/297
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751), Barbados
Commission confirmed 17.12.1747
ADM 6/17
27.10.1746 - 8.2.1747/48First LieutenantJames Puddicombe ADM 6/17/318
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.2.1747/48
ADM 6/17
6.4.1751 - 13.1.1751/52First LieutenantJohn Dalrymple ADM 6/17/545ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1741MidshipmanWilliam Adams (1716-1763)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
20.2.1740/41building at Limehouse at a cost of £7119.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.2.1740/41Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.5.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4126.19.2dBWAS-1714
1742In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1743In New EnglandBWAS-1714
27.12.1743Paid offADM 51
3.1743/44Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1744RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1744Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £5493.10.4dBWAS-1714
1745Africa and BarbadosBWAS-1714
1746In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1747In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.2.1747/48

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1748Began middling repair at Limehouse BWAS-1714
4.1751RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1751Completed middling repair at Limehouse at a cost of £8587.12.3dBWAS-1714
5.1751Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1751Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
12.6.1751Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £566.4.3dBWAS-1714
1.2.1751/52Paid offADM 51
4.1752Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1752Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1416.11.2dBWAS-1714
8.1754RecommissionedBWAS-1714
30.11.1754Sailed for Africa and then to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
28.4.1757Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
23.3.1758Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
24.5.1759Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.5.1760Sailed with a Baltic convoyBWAS-1714
12.8.1760Took the Privateer Marquise de Leede Olsund, Norway
1761Cruising in the SoundingsBWAS-1714
7.4.1762Sailed with a North American convoyBWAS-1714
9.1762Returned homeBWAS-1714
11.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
16.6.1768Broken up at Chatham for £262.14.6dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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